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New Film ‘Kill the Messenger’: Honoring Gary Webb, Journalist Who Exposed The CIA DRUG TRADE — And the Mockingbird Media’s Shameful COVERUP

from Democracy Now:

The new Hollywood film “Kill The Messenger” tells the story of Gary Webb, one of the most maligned figures in investigative journalism. Webb’s explosive 1996 investigative series “Dark Alliance” for the San Jose Mercury News revealed ties between the CIA, Nicaraguan contras and the crack cocaine trade ravaging African-American communities.

The exposé provoked protests and congressional hearings, as well as a fierce reaction from the media establishment, which went to great lengths to discredit Webb’s reporting. We revisit Webb’s story with an extended clip from the documentary “Shadows of Liberty,” and speak with Robert Parry, a veteran investigative journalist who advised Webb before he published the series.

Hear all the Democracy Now! interviews with Gary Webb from 1997 and 1998 in our archive:…

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